In March 2016, AidData and the Governance Data Alliance released a report, Governance Data: Who Uses it and Why?, that evaluates the use of governance data among policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle- income countries. Research institutions, multilateral development banks, bilateral aid agencies, and civil society groups increasingly produce governance data to identify strong and weaker performers, inform resource allocation decisions, and support domestic reform champions in countries around the world. However, governance data producers know relatively little about who actually uses their diagnostic and advisory tools and why. The objective of this report is to help close this knowledge gap.

Formed in 2015, The Governance Data Alliance consists of data producers, donors, governments, and global development organizations committed to the high-quality production of governance data. AidData joins alliance members such as the Millennium Challenge Corporation, USAID, Global Integrity, the World Bank's Global Indicators Group and others in supporting this important work.


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AidData is a research and innovation lab based at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia that connects resources to results for sustainable development. We combine novel data, rigorous methods, and compelling analysis to assess who is funding what, where, and to what effect.

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